Wednesday, 30th Nov 2011
2011 Fred Perry Urban Cup
The Fred Perry Table Tennis Urban Cup Finals take place this Saturday 3rd December, at London's Business Design Centre. Whilst Fred Perry is best known for his achievements on the tennis courts; his sporting career first began as world champion of the table tennis table. Premier League clubs from around the country have joined forces with local community clubs to encourage over 100,000 young people aged 11-12 to try their hand at the sport, with the hope of emulating the success of GB table tennis star and Fred Perry ambassador Darius Knight.
In celebration of the upcoming finals, Darius took on QPR footballer Jamie Mackie at the club's Loftus Road stadium. Supporting Jamie were the four youngsters that will be representing the club in the finals on Saturday: Benammi Coker-Adams, Andy Darko, Cheryl Wamunyima and Balaat Coker-Adams. Olympic hopeful Darius will be on hand on Finals day to offer encouragement and advice, as well as watch out for future talent: "This is a really exciting time for table tennis in the UK and initiatives like the Urban Cup are ensuring that the next generation of stars are being uncovered. I'm looking forward to seeing my potential future GB team mates at the finals, and I wish them all the best".
The Fred Perry Urban Cup is hosted in collaboration with the Premier League and the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA)
The Urban Cup Finals will take place from 10:30-5pm on Saturday 3rd December at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH